An avid outdoorsman, Leon Leonwood Bean wanted to create a comfortable, dry pair of boots for tromping through the backwoods of Maine. Combining the waterproof protection of rubber-bottom boots with the supple comfort of leather, he created an innovative product that has stood the test of time. Today our boots are still sewn right here in Maine, one pair at a time, from superior full-grain leather that sheds rain and snow. Uniquely shaped foot form offers stability and comfort. Steel shank adds support. Rubber chain-tread bottom provides traction and durability while keeping your feet dry.